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UN signs agreement to open human rights office in Sudan
UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday signed a deal with the new government of Sudan to open a Human Rights Office in the capital of Khartoum. In addition to the capital office, there will be four field offices in Darfur, Blue Nile, So (More)
Ousted Sudan president al-Bashir on trial for corruption
The former president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, was in court on Monday facing charges of corruption and allegations that he accepted millions from Saudi Arabia. Al-Bashir was ousted from the office of president in April as the result of months of (More)
Amnesty: war crimes continue in Sudan
Amnesty International warned Tuesday that war crimes and human rights violations have been ongoing in Sudan's Darfur region. Following the ouster of former president Omar al-Bashir in April, Sudan has been rocked by political turmoil. Amnesty (More)
ICC declines to refer Jordan to UN for failing to arrest Sudan's al-Bashir
The International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled Monday that Jordan, as a party to the Rome Statute, was obligated to arrest Sudan's former leader Omar al-Bashir during his 2017 visit to Amman for an Arab League Summit. The ICC declined, however, to refe (More)
ICC prosecutor criticizes UN for not taking enough action to help Darfur victims
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda delivered a statement to the UN Security Council on Wednesday criticizing the UN for not taking action against states that did not turn suspects in to the ICC. The Security Counc (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 3 February 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The UN expressed concern Thursday about human rights abuses in Mali despite the Malian government signing a peace agreement in 2015 with several armed groups. The International Court of J (More)
UN Security Council calls for 'sustainable solutions' for millions in Darfur
The UN Security Council said in a statement Wednesday that they are in support of reviewing and adjusting priorities in its Darfur Peacekeeping Operation, underlining the need for sustainable solutions for more than 2.7 million people displaced wit (More)
ICC announces referral of Jordan to Security Council over Bashir visit
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday announced that it will refer the Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations Security Council over its failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir . The referral comes after the ICC decided iss (More)
ICC rules South Africa violated obligations by failing to arrest Al-Bashir
The International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled Thursday that South Africa violated its obligation by failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir when he visited the country in 2015. Two arrest warrants [text, PDF; second warrant, PDF] have b (More)
ICC prosecutor urges international community to help bring Darfur war crime suspects to justice
The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) , Fatou Bensouda , on Thursday renewed her calls to the UN Security Council and the international community to support her office's efforts in tackling impunity and pursuing justice for huma (More)
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